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Family Involvement

Family Engagement Program

The Family Engagement Program is an initiative started in 2017.  The goal of the program is to involve families of a client being admitted to the rehabilitation day program.

Results are encouraging, and have shown an increase in retention and completion rates for clients who involve their family members in the recovery process.

family involvement in rehabilitationAddiction is a family disease, so repairing and creating new relationships with family members is an important part of recovery.  That’s why the optional Family Program is consistently listed by graduates as one of the best parts of their treatment at St. Christopher’s Inn.

The program meets 3 weekends per month, and the purpose of the program is to help the clients and family members understand addiction as a family disease, how to get healthy, and to build a foundation so that a new relationship can emerge between clients and family members to promote lasting recovery.

All family members receive information about AL-Anon, are encouraged to attend therapy, and to start taking care of themselves rather than always taking care of others. Everyone in the family is encouraged to get healthy as individuals to break the dysfunctional enabling family system.

St. Christopher’s Inn845-335-1000
Addiction Treatment & Recovery Community
21 Franciscan Way P.O. Box 150 Garrison, NY 10524
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P.O. Box 303 Garrison, NY 10524
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